The Mary Hamilton Papers : Copy of letter from Charlotte Finch

Finch (née Fermor), Charlotte, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Copy letter from Charlotte Finch. As with HAM/1/12/29 and HAM/1/12/32, it is not clear whether this letter is addressed to Hamilton or Goldsworthy. Finch addresses her letter to ‘My dear Miss [...]’ at the start and this series contains letters from Finch addressed to Goldsworthy. Written on the back of the sheet in Hamilton’s hand is a note saying this is a copy of a letter from Lady Finch which suggests that this letter was written to Goldsworthy rather than Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Finch notes receiving letters from home brought by Packet some dated 26 June and others 11 July which she gives as the reason for not acknowledging them sooner. She writes of the princesses and of her surprise at hearing of the Princess Royal’s appearance in the Drawing Room and at the Ball on the King’s birthday. She writes her thanks for the description of her dress and manner which makes amends for not being there to see herself. Finch notes that they celebrated the King’s birthday at Caldas in the best way they were able. They took their ‘Band of Musick’ to a beautiful wood about five miles away next to a lake. Dinner was served on a stone table under the shade of trees. The letter describes the celebration which ended in dancing for all those who were able. Lord Winchilsea was not able so Finch and he watched as spectators.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Caldas.</p>


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